Tour on request
“Volterra and the lunatic asylum, a town within the town”
For families, small groups and individuals.
Visit to the Museum of the “Lombroso” Lunatic Asylum and to the abandoned area of Poggio alle Croci stopping by the famous graffiti by Nannetti Oreste Fernando (NOF4)
For a long time the abandoned buildings of the former madhouse have been kept half hidden from the rest of the world. Framed by leafy trees, the Charcot pavilion and the Ferri psychiatric building loom up in the woodlands. On the Ferri pavilion walls is an important example of Art Brut: the famous graffiti by NOf4 (originally named Oreste Fernando Nannetti) an inmate of the psychiatric hospital who turned the walls of the building into a sort of stone diary where he carved thoughts and drawings with the buckle of his waistcoat. Finally the guided tour will stop at the Lombroso documentation center which displays objects of daily use in the former mental asylum.
Forward your personalized quotation request now